NEW for 2017: The Women4Tech Program!

Building on a successful launch at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, GSMA brings the Women4Tech program to Mobile World Congress Americas. Focused on addressing and reducing the gender gap in the mobile industry, Women4Tech features three days of in-depth analysis of topics shaping gender diversity. Open to all registered attendees, this unique program aims to strengthen the overall mobile ecosystem through increased gender equality.

Women4Tech is focused on increasing the inclusion of women in the mobile industry and supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG #5 (Gender Equality).

Women4Tech Summit

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 10:55 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception Sponsored by Syniverse

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A core element of the program is the Women4Tech summit. Attendees will learn about best practices and industry action for female leadership in the digital age. The summit is comprised of four key themes from which leaders in mobile and related industries will engage the audience to inspire action:

  • Women Empowering Technology looks at gender equality and career development
  • Women Encouraging Technology centers on mentoring and youth education
  • Women Transforming Technology focuses on women in communication and vertical sectors
  • Women Innovating in Technology examines women as entrepreneurs and innovators.

Senior-level speakers from companies such as Adobe, Google, Telefonica, 500 Startups, Vivoom and others, will discuss integrating gender equality into mainstream work environments and share strategic advice on how to empower gender diversity in mobile and related industries.

See the Summit agenda here.

The Women4Tech Summit is open to all MWC Americas registered attendees.

Speed Coaching & Networking

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Experts will guide you through a Speed Coaching journey, giving you a fresh perspective on how to set effective career goals, enhance your leadership skills and cultivate your professional opportunities. This experience provides an opportunity to increase your networks among other professionals who share your passion.

This Session is open to all MWCA 2017 registered attendees, but space is limited. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Be sure to indicate your interest early to ensure your seat for this innovative session.

The Women4Tech Speed Coaching and Networking session takes place at Moscone South, Room 207.

Click here to view Agenda details.

Women4Tech Tours

Women4Tech Tours are guided by industry experts who will take you through the mobile ecosystem and introduce you to exhibitors while networking with fellow Women4Tech attendees. Join us on our IoT Tour, Retail & Digital Commerce Tour and the Women4Tech Power of Diversity Tour.

All tours will start at the MWC Americas Tour Stand at Moscone North, Lower Lobby. Tours are open to all Congress attendees. Pre-registered attendees have priority.

  • Women4Tech IoT Tour

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
    Take a focused journey where you can interact with some of the leading companies in the IoT space. We will cover the full spectrum from infrastructure to consumer endpoints, so you can explore how IoT fits into your business.

  • Women4Tech Retail & Digital Commerce Tour

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    The Retail & Digital Commerce Tour will show attendees the latest in in-store digital and technical advancements, as well as innovative shopping and retail solutions that can be applied to allow shopper to complete their purchase, anytime and anywhere.

  • Women4Tech The Power of Diversity Tour

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    The Women4Tech The Power of Diversity tour showcases the power of diversity in mobile and tech. Join in conversations with some of the largest companies, sharing their best practices around gender equality and diversity initiatives. As part of the Women4Tech program of activities, it will be a fantastic networking opportunity with fellow attendees who share your interests.

Women4Tech at 4 Years From Now (4YFN)

Take a meaningful look at gender equality and gender diversity in global tech start-ups at 4YFN, an event of Mobile World Congress. Take part in an interactive workshop on Thursday, 14th September from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Moscone South, and join the keynotes and panelists at the Gender Diversity Panel Discussion on Thursday, 14th September at Moscone South from 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to address reducing the gender gap in this growing global community. Learn more about these exciting Women4Tech activities at 4YFN here.